An Introduction to the Philosophy of Yoga

“Yoga is a process of rejoicing. It is a movement through happiness. From one state of joy, we move to another state of joy.”
– Swami Krishnananda –


An Introduction to the Philosphy of Yoga by Swami Krishnananda is a comprehensive study of the mechanics of yoga from its subjective, objective and transcendental aspects. A complete guidebook almost incomparable in its nature.

From the Introduction:

The outlook of one’s life depends upon one’s conception of reality. The structure of the universe decides our relationship with things. What is known as a vision of life is just the attitude which the individual is constrained to develop in regard to the atmosphere of the universe. Such an exalted conception of the totality of experience may be designated as the philosophy of life. It is, thus, philosophy which determines human conduct and enterprises of every kind in the social field as well as in one’s own person. Not merely this; the psychological pattern of the apparatus of perception and inference and the like is also conditioned by the relationship that obtains between the universe and the individual. As such, it can be safely said that psychology and ethics are rooted in metaphysics.

You may download the ebook here: Introduction to the Philosophy of Yoga.

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